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March 21, 2019

Sopes

Sopes are a traditional Mexican dish originating in the central and southern parts of Mexico. It is an antojito (literally means "little cravings")which at first sight looks like an unusually thick tortilla with vegetables and meat toppings.


Sopes are a circle of fried masa with pinched sides, than can be topped with refried beans, crumbled cheese, lettuce, onions, red or green sauce. Sopes can be topped with any of your favorite taco meats, or veggies.

How to make Sopes:

Put the Masa Harina in a large bowl, pour in the salt, water, and get in there with your hands, kneading until you have a uniform dough. It should take only a minute or two, if it's dry, add a little more water. If it's sticky, work in a little more Masa Harina.


 Flatten with a rolling pin, use a small round bowl to make a circle, pinch side edges to make a lip on the masa circle.

    Fry dough in the hot oil until Sopes are just lightly browned, about 30 seconds per side.
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Sopes
Ingredients:
2 cups Masa Harina
1 1/2 warm cup Water
1/2 tsp. Salt
Vegetable oil

Directions:
  • Put the Masa Harina in a large bowl, pour in the salt, water and get in there with your hands, kneading until you have a uniform dough. It should take only a minute or two, if it's dry, add a little more water. If it's sticky, work in a little more Masa Harina.
  • Make 8 round balls, make 2- to 3-inch balls of dough and place them one at a time in a resealable bag. Flatten with a rolling pin, use a small round bowl to make a circle, pinch side edges to make a lip on the masa circle.
  • Heat oil to 400 degrees F  in a deep-fryer or large saucepan.
  • Fry dough in the hot oil until Sopes are just lightly browned, about 30 seconds per side.

    Serve with rice on the side, top with beans, cheese, salsa, or whatever you want.

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